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Antivirus software in ways is almost like a bad word in the computer community because while it is necessary - nobody actually likes it. It costs money every year or so, and takes up precious system resources constantly scanning everything that passes through. Without it, though, your computer would be a train wreck in a short amount of time from essentially walking through a sewer naked, that is unless of course your computer is never on the internet and never has anything plugged into it that has been on the internet such as a thumb drive. Then you're probably ok, but that isn't too realistic.Enter Avast! Internet Security. It combines a pretty lightweight program, all things considered, that actually does a really good job at keeping your computer safe. The active scanners / shields on the system are updated constantly via Avast's cloud connection, usually receiving definition updates multiple times a day as new things are discovered. Its firewall does a fantastic job at blocking known malicious connections from ever reaching your computer by blocking them with a notification on the screen advising you of what action it took. Even emails in most typical clients are scanned beforehand for malicious attachments and quarantined immediately upon detection. You can even set it to handle SPAM email removal if your current provider's tools aren't quite up to snuff.It does, however, have a nasty habit of throwing up an advertisement for its other products every now and again even though you're in a paid version. Behavior like this is to be expected in their FREE licensed version, but is truly annoying considering you are already paying for the software. It is one thing to receive an email promotion now and again especially around renewal time, but to have physical pop-ups in the corner of the screen is not acceptable in my book.As a whole though I highly urge the product as the pop-ups aren't frequent and your system isn't bogged down to a crawl from just trying to protect itself.
Avira is hands-down one of the best antivirus software solutions available – even the free version is far better than many paid solutions. In my personal experience, I have seen a large amount of users with considerable system performance issues caused by viruses and malware that their antivirus software has been unable to detect. They have experienced a drastic improvement in performance as soon as they upgraded to the free version of Avira. The great customer value of Avira is due to the fact that it offers excellent protection while being lightweight: the effect on system resources is minimal. Avira’s Real-Time Protection is proactive, has a nearly instantaneous response to threats, and it can scan in the background with a relatively small impact on system performance. The free version is a must for any home user, and the Pro version offers enhanced protection during Internet browsing, online purchases and banking transactions.
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Because I’m an advanced IT geek, I am not used to have an antivirus on my personal computers, but with all the phishing and crap we download these days, it’s a must. Virus are more and more sophisticated, and maybe the operation system is more secure than it used to be, you are still in danger. You don’t want your computer to be infected by a ransomware for example and lose all your data. You need to find an antivirus that fits your needs. Avira is overall a great antivirus, but nothing else than a signature scanner. There is some strange choice like why do I need to be an administrator to start a scan? Why do you have a Firewall section when you don’t have a firewall? I tested both Antivirus Pro and Internet Security Suite. You know what? The different is that the security suite comes with “PC Speed Optimization”. How does it make a “Security Suite” adding “speeds”? Really not sure. Did I say that the website is very slow? There are many different preset scans that you can run. Standard recommendation of the industry is running a full scan once a week, and a Quick scan once a day. Why? Because full scan are to resource intensive, and with the new virus signature coming every day, you may have missed the virus from the real-time, so you want at least scan the most important files every day. A quick scan on my computer took 41 seconds. Excellent. My appreciation stops here. First, I expect from a security suite to help secure my computer. The firewall is just a configuration for the Windows Firewall, so, basically, they don’t have a firewall. There is a web filtering… but not sure how good it can be since there is no firewall, basic of Security Suite. There is also a Spam filter, that scan POP 110 and IMAP 143, both not SSL. I don’t see any integration in my Outlook, so if you are using Gmail, it won’t be scanned.
Wednesday 31 December 1969
Avast Internet Security falls right in the middle of our rankings this year. It's a solid Internet Security suite with great extra features. All and all, Avast Internet Security 2015 is a decent antivirus and antimalware program as long as you don't need tech support.More about Avast Internet Security
Friday 20 March 2015
Avira Antivirus Pro is a better antivirus for PC product than half of the competitors in our product review. It’s just that, for Americans, it would be necessary to telephone long-distance to Europe if you had a situation that couldn’t be resolved via email. And in a market where most competitors provide online chat access to technical support, Avira does not. Finally, while quite a few of Avira’s competitors cover more than one PC with a single license, an Avira license protects just one PC.More about Avira Antivirus Pro
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